Gladstone Police are on the scene where a body has been found in a storm water drain.
Gladstone Police are on the scene where a body has been found in a storm water drain. Paul Braven

What police know about grim discovery in Gladstone drain

A TOP cop within the Capricornia division has revealed details into what police know after a body was found in a stormwater drain on Gladstone Benaraby Rd on Thursday.

Acting detective inspector Capricornia Division Luke Peachey addressed media shortly after midday.

ROLLING UPDATES | Body may have been in drain for more than a week

If you have any information that could assist police investigations, phone Crimestoppers on 1800 333 000 or Gladstone Police on 4971 3222.

Please note, this story was last updated on Friday at 2pm:

What police do know:

  • Police have confirmed the body is that of a Gladstone man in his 30s.
  • It was found in the middle of a stormwater drain that runs underneath Gladstone Benaraby Road.
  • It's believed the body has been in the stormwater drain for at least a week.
  • Local businesses complained of a "pungent" smell coming from the nearby stormwater drain. Gladstone Regional Council flushed out the drain, however, the smell did not go away. As a result council workers sent a camera down the drain, and the footage showed the body.
  • A group of investigators and QFRS officers were tasked to retrieve the body from the drain.
  • Police officers are working with missing person units as part of their investigations.

 

What police want to know:

  • The cause of death and who is responsible
  • How the body came to be in the stormwater drain
  • He said any piece of information, as small as recently seeing a homeless person sleeping nearby, would help the police.

If you have any information that could assist police investigations, phone Crimestoppers on 1800 333 000 or Gladstone Police on 4971 3222.



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